Sunday, 14 July 2013

Organic Cat Blanket And Love My Dog Wall Hanging For Handmade Monday



Its been a pet themed week - i've got something for the cat people and something for the dog people to share today!


Cosy Organic Cat Blanket


Its been hot hot hot across the UK this week! Whilst enjoying the sun's warming rays though i've actually been working on something soft and cosy - two of my favourite words at any time of year :)

Every cat owner knows that their feline friend excels at finding the softest and most comfortable place to take a nap - well, now they can have their very own snuggle blanket!


The fabric is 100% organic bamboo fibre - sooooooooo soft as well as absorbent and also said to have antibacterial properties! Another bonus is that because this is a natural material it won't create uncomfortable static electricity in the way that fabrics made from synthetic materials can.

The fleece is luxuriously thick (400gcm). I have decorated the blanket with applique sleeping cat in natural white bamboo.




Its available from my Etsy shop and other outlets prices £25.

I'm really pleased with how it turned out and am itching to make a doggy version too! I know it would be a fav with my comfort seeking whippet :) speaking of whom...



Love My Dog Wall Hanging



I love that this quote comes from as far back as 1150! :)

Incase this picture is hard to read it says:

Qui Me Amet
Amet Et
Canum Meum

(Who 
Loves Me
Will Love
My Dog Also)

- St Bernard
AD 1150

The applique dog has three layers to add some depth and i've embroidered the quote with a running stitch.


The reverse side is plain red linen and i've put in a layer of wadding to add substance.

I'm not sure what to call this... a wall hanging? A door hanging? Its 18 x 11.5cms... what do you think?



I've loved making this as my little doggy is super special to me and we definitely come as a package :)

River soaking up some rays...

I hope it appeals to my customers too as i'd love to make some more like it!



Handmade Monday

That's it from me for this week - i'm off to do some more strawberry picking* before taking a trip round the other Handmade Monday crafty blogs.

* we have so many from our allotment right now, i've been jam making, freezing, ice cream making, not to mention giving away... and still they keep coming! lucky we all like strawberries!


Thanks for stopping by :) xxx

34 comments:

  1. More cats - yeah !! Can't wait to see what feline things you come up with next.

    The dog hanger is lovely. The fabric you've chosen for the dog really stands out.

    If you get tired of the stawberries I'd be happy to take them off your hands :-) They're known as 'yummy berries' in the Gertie household.... xx

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    1. thank you!

      hehe :) If you were nearby you could most certainly have some of our yummy berries! x

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  2. What a sweet little doggie hanger, the saying fits right in nicely. I'm sure the cat blanket will be a hit. Love strawberries, yum!

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    1. thank you very much!

      they're so delicious freshly picked aren't they :) x

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  3. The blue fleece is a lovely colour, a great place for a cat-nap :)

    Jan x

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  4. The dog door/wall hanging is wonderful! You should make them featuring every breed.....!!!!

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    1. thank you! hehe :) i knew someone was going to say that! It would be fun to have a go at some more breeds :) x

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  5. The cat blanket is just lovely - just the thing for a pampered puss. I love the dog hanging (fabric wall plaque?) too x

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  6. Although I am a cat person, I love the dog hanging, as I have a thing about whippets. Love the textured fabric you have used. I got very excited for a few seconds as I thought you were doing identify the plant again, and that one I know.

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    1. aww thank you :) whippets are so lovely aren't they :) - obviously i'm biased!

      hehe :) i think i might have got a few correct guesses with that one! I'll have to search out some more mysterious plants for next time :) x

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  7. Your cat blanket sounds really soft and snuggly, I'm sure lots of cat owners would love something like that.

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  8. Your cat blankets sound soo soft and lovely. Have you thought about doing human vetsions;). I have no idea as to what to name your plaque. Sorry.

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    1. they are really soft :) It would be fun to do a human sized one! x

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  9. That is a gorgeous blanket and I have just the cat here who would cuddle up on it - no matter what the time of year is. Daisy likes to keep warm - summer and winter. The dog hanger is so nice - I do like the wording. Hope you have a good week and save some strawberries for us.

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    1. aww thank you! Hehe :) Daisy sounds like such a cutie :) x

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  10. Your blanket is lovely. A very lucky cat is going to be very cosy. A doggy version would be great and possibly a human one too!

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    1. thank you!

      hehe :) i like the idea of a human one too! x

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  11. I love the red dog hanging. The quote on it is definitely true for all dog owners. I think it's more like a fabric plaque to me. When I think of wall hangings, I imagine something quite big in size.

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    1. thanks Stephen!

      that's a good point :) x

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  12. Love your appliquéd dog :)

    Bamboo is a great fabric - I've not come across it for sale by the metre (admit to not having looked!) but have a few clothes made from it that I just love

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    1. thank you!

      yes i agree its gorgeous for clothes isn't it - sooooo soft! If you ever want to buy it by the meter let me know as i've found a couple of good suppliers :) x

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  13. I like the way you have appliqued your dog in three layers. Making pets comfy is very important as I found out at the weekend. My sil and bil came up for a bbq with their little Jack Russel called Rusty. He usually sleeps in the evening but sat very quietly under the table until I found a carpet square for him. I'm sure I heard his snoring after this :)

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    1. thank you!

      hehe :) that's so true, they definitely appreciate a comfy spot to lay their head! x

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  14. your gorgeous blanket would be very popular here! Sounds so soft - just love the colour and the sleeping cat. Fab dog hanger too, lots of possibilities there! x

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  15. The fabric you've used for the cat blanket sounds wonderful. No shocked kitties. The dog hanging is lovely, I think more of a wall hanging than a door hanger. The wording is a really unique idea. Oh lucky you lots of yummy strawberries. The birds keep pinching the few I have. Have a lovely sunny week.
    Ali x

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  16. I love your cat blanket although knowing them they'll still choose to sleep on the clean washing. Can't wait to see the doggy version x

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    1. hehe :) that's very true! thank you! x

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  18. it really is gorgeous fabric, i can't wait to make more things with it!

    aww no! those cheeky birdies... i wish i could share our strawbs with you! x

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